I have posted on this discussion board before about passive aggression not realizing that the term everyone would understand is "lateral violence." So we all know what it is. I have been dealing with this hell for 2 years now. I felt so locked into my job because it took me so long to get a job. I have gone up as far on the chain of command as I can. I have put in for a transfer. I have tried to appeal to these people but my head nurse is a master manipulator and no matter how many times I try, I am always put in a negative light. The meaner she is, the more I am forced to either pretend it isn't happening and ignore her or deal with it. She crosses the line when she messes with me professionally. I am so afraid of retribution. I work nights and nights are very difficult to staff. So that is yet another reason I can't deal with this. The hospital is unwilling to let her go even knowing how horrible she has been to me. The rest of the group of my peers gives in to stay on her good side because nobody wants to be on her bad side. Has anyone dealt with this and if so, what worked? I am especially interested in people who have successfully gotten the administration to deal with the person without losing the respect of their peers. Thanking you in advance.